What is a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside the client's office.

  A VA typically operates from a home office (to keep costs down.) but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely.

For employers, small or big, one advantage of hiring a virtual assistant is the flexibility to contract for just the services they need.  

Because a virtual assistant is an independent contractor, a business does not have to provide the same benefits or pay the same taxes that it would for a full-time employee.

Hiring a virtual assistant can offer several benefits and advantages for individuals and businesses. 

Here are some compelling reasons to consider hiring a virtual assistant:

Virtual assistants can take care of time-consuming tasks, allowing you to focus on more important activities. 
By delegating tasks like email management, appointment scheduling, data entry, and research, you free up valuable time to concentrate on core business activities or personal priorities.

Virtual assistants are often more cost-effective than hiring full-time employees. 
You can hire them on an as-needed basis or for specific projects, eliminating the costs associated with employee benefits, office space, equipment, and training.

Scalability and flexibility : 
Virtual assistants can adapt to your changing needs. Whether you need assistance for a few hours a week or require additional support during busy periods, virtual assistants can scale their services accordingly. This flexibility allows you to adjust your support levels without the commitments of hiring permanent staff.

Expertise and specialization: 
Virtual assistants often have specialized skills in specific areas, such as social media management, graphic design, content writing, bookkeeping, or customer support. By hiring a virtual assistant with expertise in a particular field, you can benefit from their knowledge and experience without investing in additional training or hiring new employees.

Increased productivity: 
By offloading repetitive or time-consuming tasks to a virtual assistant, you can focus on high-value activities that directly contribute to your goals. This increased productivity can lead to improved efficiency, better time management, 
and enhanced overall performance.

Global talent pool: 
Virtual assistants can be located anywhere in the world, giving you access to a diverse talent pool. 
This enables you to tap into different skill sets, cultural perspectives, and languages, which can be particularly advantageous for businesses with international operations or customer bases.

24/7 availability
Depending on your requirements, virtual assistants can provide support outside regular business hours or across different time zones. This ensures that critical tasks are attended to promptly, even when you're not available, allowing for round-the-clock productivity and customer service.

Overall, hiring a virtual assistant can help streamline your workload, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and allow you to focus on what matters most to you or your business.

Can I Still Hire a Virtual Assistant, 
even if I don't have a business?

Some tasks I can help you with:

  • Writing and sending invoices to clients
  • Creating, filing and presenting weekly reports on sales, deliverables, hours and tasks
  • Checking email, responding to customer inquiries and managing spam
  • Creating and sending out greeting cards, invitations, newsletters and thank you notes/emails
  • Establishing, updating and managing a calendar of important events                     
  • Scheduling appointments with clients, businesses and salespeople
  • Organizing G-Drive files
  • File conversion
  • Lifestyle Management - Make personal appointments & bookings
  • Launching and maintaining cloud computing accounts (DropBox, OneDrive, Google)
  • Converting, merging and splitting PDF files
  • Customer service through email or chat
  • Ordering supplies
  • Ordering, packaging and sending gifts to clients
  • Arranging interviews
  • Sending Thank You’s
  • Organising meetings lunches/dinners
  • Travel & accommodation bookings
  • Greeting/Christmas card writing/design plus postage to the client list
  • Household management (online shopping, sourcing suppliers etc)

...and anything else you can think of.  
Just pop an email and we will find a solution based on what you need.